711 Serra St. Stanford, CA 94305
650-723-9633

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Campus-Wide AlertSU drill scheduled for October 9, 2014

The university will conduct the fall test of the AlertSU system on Thursday, October9, 2014, between noon and 1pm. This test will include activation of the AlertSU outdoor warning siren as well as the mass notification system via text message and email.

All members of the Stanford community are encouraged to update their contact information, particularly the mobile phone field, in StanfordYou (for faculty, staff and affiliates) or Axess (for students), prior to the test.


Attempted Burglary 9/28/14

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, at approx. 2:30am, an attempted burglary occurred at Mirrielees Highrise. The suspect attempted to gain entry by prying open a window screen. The reporting party described the suspect as a possible Asian or Hispanic male in his early 20’s, approx. 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a black shirt and tan pants. The suspect was last seen walking away towards Campus Drive.

The Stanford Police encourage individuals to keep their doors and windows locked. Additionally, we ask the community to report suspicious and criminal activity to the police by calling 911 as soon as possible.

Additional information will be posted on this website if it becomes available.

Posted 09/28/14

Assault With Deadly Weapon--8/29/14

The Stanford Department of Public Safety is seeking witnesses to and information about an assault that took place on campus:

On Friday, August 29, 2014, at approx. 9:11pm, an unidentified male struck a female in the face with an unknown object -- possibly a baton or flashlight. At the time of the attack, the victim was walking westbound on the path adjacent to Campus Drive and was just east of the intersection of Campus Dr and Palm Drive. The suspect approached the victim from behind and struck her face with what she believed to be a stick or baton. The suspect immediately fled westbound on foot on Campus Drive towards the Stanford Shopping Center. He was last seen fleeing into a grove of trees that are west of Palm Drive. The victim sustained serious facial injuries.

The victim described her assailant as a white male adult, brown hair, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a medium build. He was last seen wearing “athletic” clothing consisting of a white shirt, black shorts, and black shoes.

If anyone has any information concerning this incident, please call the Stanford Department of Public Safety at (650)723-9633.

Posted 09/12/14

Pepper Spray Incident, 9/5/14

At approximately 9:15am, on Friday, September 5, 2014, an individual working in a parking lot near the Clark Center was pepper sprayed by an unknown suspect.

The suspect was wearing a black hoodie with a bandana covering their face; age and ethnicity are unknown. The suspect was last seen traveling on Campus Drive towards Via Ortega coming from the Clark Center area.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety urges community members to be alert and remain aware of their surroundings at all times. Call 911 immediately to report suspicious activity to the Stanford Police Department. Additional information will be posted on this website if it becomes available.

Posted 09/05/14

Physical Assault Update 08/29/14

On 08/29/14, at approx. 9:11pm, a female adult reported that she was walking in the area of Palm Dr. and Campus Dr. when she was struck from behind with an unknown object that she believed to be a stick. The subject fled on foot in the direction of the Stanford Shopping Center. The female was injured and is currently being treated at Stanford Hospital

The suspect was described as a white male adult, in his 30’s, approx. 5' 7" and 140 lbs, fit build with short brown hair and wearing black shorts, white t-shirt, and black shoes.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety urges community members to be alert and remain aware of their surroundings at all times. Call 911 immediately to report suspicious activity to the Stanford Police Department. Additional information will be posted at this website if it becomes available.

Posted 08/29/14



About SUDPS

The Department of Public Safety is located at 711 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305. You can find us on the corner of Campus Drive and Serra Street, in the Police and Fire building. We are across the street from the Valero gas station on campus. The main office is open Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) from 8am-5pm; however, officers are on duty 24 hours/day, every day of the year.

Our phone number is (650)723-9633. In an emergency, please dial 911.

The Department of Public Safety exists to provide a safe, secure atmosphere that is conducive to freedom of expression and movement for people and their property at Stanford University within the constraints of federal, state and local laws and ordinances.

The members of the Stanford Department of Public Safety are committed to providing high quality, public safety services with a strong emphasis on customer service. To accomplish this goal, we pledge to honor the spirit and letter of the laws we are charged to uphold; we strive to enhance our professional skills and knowledge; and we dedicate our full attention to our duties in order to earn and maintain the public's trust. The hallmarks of our service will be a dedication to the principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, courage and courtesy. We are committed to upholding these values. Let us know how we can best serve you.

Photo:Chief Laura Wilson with Deputy Adam Cullen and Red.
Chief Laura Wilson with Deputy Adam Cullen and Red.